Route Climbed: Pumpkin Trail Date Climbed: 5/26/02
2nd time up Kendrick...this time took the Pumpkin Trail. This is quite a bit more strenuous than the Kendrick Trail and counting the turn-around is in the 11-12 mile range.
The first mile climbs up a ridge that extends to the west of Kendrick. From here it flatens out quite a bit as you slowly climb through the charred remains of the Kendrick Fire to the base of Kendrick. There are some remains of an abandoned wall or cabin just before your final push to the summit. The last, long leg is hardcore steep....and brings you right to the overlook.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."